US Open Cup Schedule

US Open Cup Schedule

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On June 18, 2009
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  • 2009 US Open Cup, Lamar Hunt US Open Cup

The USSF has set the possible schedule and locations for the next couple rounds of the 2009 US Open Cup.

Eight MLS teams enter the tournament in the third round, including defending champions D.C. United and four-time champion Chicago Fire. Out of the clubs left, one PDL team remains standing while for the second year in a row two USL2 teams also advanced to the third round. Six of the eight MLS clubs go on the road for their matches.

Honestly why are the MLS clubs going on the road? Shouldn’t they be the higher seeds in this tournament? Anyways, below is the list that was sent out by the USSF.

Date Possible Matchup Time Venue Location
July 7 Harrisburg City Islanders (USL2)/New England Revolution (MLS) at D.C. United (MLS) 7:30 p.m. ET Maryland Soccerplex Boyds, Md.
or Ocean City Barons (PDL) at New England Revolution (MLS TBD TBD TBD
or Ocean City Barons (PDL) at Harrisburg City Islanders (USL1) 7:05 p.m. Skyline Sports Complex Harrisburg, Pa.
July 7 Chicago Fire (MLS)/Wilmington Hammerheads (USL2) at Rochester Rhinos (USL1) 7 p.m. ET Rochester Rhinos Stadium Rochester, N.Y.
or Columbus Crew (MLS) at Wilmington Hammerheads (USL2) 7 p.m. ET Legion Stadium Wilmington, N.C.
or Columbus Crew (MLS) at Chicago Fire (MLS) 7:30 p.m. CT Shea Stadium Peooria, Ill.
July 7 Houston Dynamo (MLS)/Austin Aztex (USL1) at Chivas USA (MLS) 7:30 p.m. PT Home Depot Center Carson, Calif.
or Houston Dynamo (MLS)/Austin Aztex (USL1) at Charleston Battery (USL1) 7:30 p.m. ET Blackbaud Stadium Charleston, S.C.
July 7 Portland Timbers (USL1)/Seattle Sounders (MLS) at Minnesota Thunder (USL1) 7:35 p.m. CT National Sports Center Blaine, Minn.
or Portland Timbers (USL1) at Kansas City Wizards (MLS) 7:30 p.m. CT Shawnee Mission North H.S. Overland Park, Kan.
or Kansas City Wizards (MLS) at Seattle Sounders (MLS) 7 p.m. PT Starfire Sports Complex Tukwila, Wash.

Below are the matchups for round three that will determine who advances to the quarterfinals:

Date Matchup Time Venue Location
June 30 Harrisburg City Islanders (USL2) at New England Revolution (MLS) 7 p.m. ET Willowbrook Park New Britain, Conn.
June 30 Ocean City Barons (PDL) at DC United (MLS) 7:30 p.m. ET Maryland Soccerplex Boyds, Md.
June 30 Chicago Fire (MLS) at Wilmington Hammerheads (USL2) 7 p.m. ET Legion Stadium Wilmington, N.C.
June 30 Chivas USA (MLS) at Charleston Battery (USL1) 7:30 p.m. ET Blackbaud Stadium Charleston, S.C.
June 30 Columbus Crew (MLS) at Rochester Rhinos (USL1) 7 p.m. ET Rochester Rhinos Stadium Rochester, N.Y.
June 30 Kansas City Wizards (MLS) at Minnesota Thunder (USL1) 7:35 p.m. CT National Sports Center Blaine, Minn.
June 30 Houston Dynamo (MLS) at Austin Aztex (USL1) 7:30 p.m. CT Nelson Field Austin, Texas
July 1 Seattle Sounders (MLS) at Portland Timbers (USL1) 7 p.m. PT PGE Park Portland, Ore.

2009 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Schedule
June 9    First Round                     32 lower division teams enter tournament
June 16    Second Round             16 Round 1 winners face off
June 30    Third Round                  Round 2 winners face eight MLS teams
July 7        Quarterfinals                 Round 3 winners
July 21/22 Semifinals                    Quarterfinal winners
Sept. 2       Final                               Semifinal winners

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